Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It takes 9 months to grow a baby but a lifetime to be a mom

I did a ‘mommy’ thing today. To get out of feeling as if I’m not being mommy enough, I made a list of things I should do regardless of where I am and proceed ahead.

Today I called the pediatrician and I plan to go pick up my pre-registration packet and tour the facilities. It’s one small step for pg and one giant step towards mommydom.

I’m also slowly but surely making a list of items we’ll need for baby. I still am contemplating the whole sterilizer and bottle warmer doodads but I’m pretty sure I want a wipe warmer. Good grief. I know the difference between these things. That’s an improvement. I still don’t know the difference between a bouncy seat, jumper and activity mat although I think I have an idea now.

Slowly but surely. Moms aren’t made in a day, I suppose.

Hubby said something really sweet last night during another pregnancy emotional outburst, “Honey, it’s 2008. You live in the United States. I’m pretty sure everything you are doing now is fine and in line with what a mom to be should be doing. Heck, you are growing a child inside of you. That’s pretty big. You are doing the best you can and that’s all our kid needs.”

Of course that was after his remark that I’ve been feeling lost since 1996. Men.